Ehon azuma no hana (Picture Book of Flowers of the East)

絵本吾妻花

Japanese
Edo period
about 1768 (Meiwa 5)
Artist Kitao Shigemasa (Japanese, 1739–1820), Blockcutter Yamaguchi Hanshiro (Japanese), Publisher Yamazaki Kinbei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kokusho sômokuroku, rev. ed., vol. 1 (1989), p. 488, col. 3

Dimensions

22.5 x 16.0 cm; hanshibon

Accession Number

2006.1545

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Inscription

None

Signed

Kôuiken Kitao Shigemasa zu

紅翠軒北尾重政図
Kosuiken Kitao Shigemasa zu

Markings

Artist's seals printed, black, at end of colophon

Provenance

Between about 1897 and 1907, probably acquired in Japan by Charles J. Morse (b. 1852 - d. 1911), Evanston, IL; by descent to his son, Jared Kirtland Morse (b. 1886 - d. 1949) and his wife, Caroline Roberts Morse (b. 1907 - d. 1982), Cromwell, CT; gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 16, 2006)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse in memory of Charles J. Morse